I,Science Issue 40 Artwork

Following on from the great feedback we received for using reader artwork in previous issues, our Pictures Editor, Taryn Kalish, reached out to our readers again for their artistic input for our Summer 2018 issue, Endings. Below, we look at each piece more closely. We would like to thank all of our contributors for these wonderful […]

I,Science Issue 39 Artwork

Following on from the great feedback we received for using reader artwork in previous issues, our Pictures Editor, Taryn Kalish, reached out to our readers again for their artistic input for our Spring 2018 issue, Design. Below, we look at each piece more closely. We would like to thank all of our contributors for these wonderful […]

Electronic Superhighway Exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery

Technology and the internet is the subject and medium of this London art exhibition, in over 100 works from the 1960’s through to present day.

The lighter side of drones

Neil Stoker finds out about how Project Daedalus is looking at creative ways to fuse two emerging technologies – drones and virtual reality – and is trying to get everyone involved

Andy Franzkowiak and New Atlantis

As New Atlantis, the new immersive theatre experience gets ready to launch, Connie Orbach and Neil Stoker interview creative Producer Andy Franzkowiak about working with scientists, and engaging people at a deeper level with important scientific issues.

Bananas, Barcodes and Carbon

Enjoying that cup of coffee? That’ll be 21g of CO2 emissions, please. The sandwich is 40g, the crisps 15g, and the banana 80g. And while 3g for flushing the toilet is thankfully a bargain, washing and drying your hands will cost another 35g. How do I know this? My phone told me. And if David […]

Da Vinci: Science Communicator

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace 04 May 2012 to 07 October 2012 I’ve already waxed lyrical about how, despite his admittedly substantial contribution to art history, I think Leonardo da Vinci was primarily a scientist. After my visit this weekend to new exhibition ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist’, I’d like to add […]

Braaaains

Brains: The Mind as Matter Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London 29 March 2012 – 17 June 2012 After my interest in intelligence was awakened by Horizon: the Hunt for AI, I decided to take a break from studying in the library at the Wellcome Trust and explore their temporary exhibition space by visiting Brains: The […]

Podcast: Kinetica Art Fair

Today I had the chance to go along to the preview of this year’s Kinetica Art Fair. I really can’t recommend it enough, it’s an absolute wonderland of art inspired by science and technology – I could have happily wandered around all day playing with the various installations. Have a listen to the podcast to […]

Why da Vinci was a Scientist First

Four Reasons Why Leonardo da Vinci was a Scientist First and Artist Second National Gallery 9 November 2011 – 5 February 2012 Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan is the National Gallery’s latest blockbuster exhibition featuring the largest-ever collection of the surviving paintings and sketches of one of history’s most well known […]

Science Behind the Photo #36

In issue 19 of I, Science, “Unexplored Worlds”, we feature the work of x-ray artist Hugh Turvey. The full interview with Hugh is published here. PL: What drew you to pursue x-ray as a medium for your artwork? HT: I trained as a photographer and I love film and in 1996 I started experimenting with […]

Secret Scientist: Suzanne Lee

Suzanne Lee: Senior Research Fellow at St Martin’s College of Art & Design Suzanne Lee used to work as a consultant to the fashion industry and she now focuses on bringing fashion innovation to the market place. Her recent BioCouture project involves using bacteria to produce cellulose fibres that are chemically similar to cotton. Suzanne […]

V&A Museum: The Power of Making

Power of Making Victoria and Albert Museum 6 September 2011 – 2 January 2012 There are three types of making: adding, subtracting and transforming. The V&A aims to take visitors on a journey through these processes to explore the cultural, historical and physical consequences of the objects in our world and the people who made […]

Harmony in motion

Sound, as you probably know, is the result of pressure waves travelling through the air. As the pressure wave enters your ear, it causes the tympanic membrane to vibrate. This, simultaneously, causes your inner ear bones to dance around like a teenager at a rock concert. In turn, this moshing vibrates tiny hairs in your […]